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Greece coach Pitino makes plans without Giannis

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for Antetokounmpo in...

Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak in 113-104 victory

Nov. 11, 2019 1:22 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion. In the opening weeks of life after Kawhi, the defending champs are...

Trail Blazers outlast Hawks in overtime 124-113

Nov. 11, 2019 12:58 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard huddled with the Trail Blazers after regulation against Atlanta, searching for overtime motivation after a four-game losing streak. "I just turned to the group and I told them that, sometimes when you're struggling and having a hard time like we have, you get put in...

Sexton scores 31, Cavaliers beat Knicks 108-87

Nov. 11, 2019 12:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York for their first winning streak of the season. Another loss prompted Knicks' officials to address the team's slow start. Collin Sexton scored 31 points and the Cavaliers beat the Knicks 108-87 on Sunday night. Kevin Love and Jordan Clarkson each added 17...

Devin Booker scores 27 points, Suns blow out Nets

Nov. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Ricky Rubio is a pass-first point guard. Sunday night, he showed he can score when the shots are there as well. Rubio had a season-high 22 points, the most he's had since February of last season with Utah, and added 12 of the Phoenix Suns' 37 assists in a 138-112 rout of the Brooklyn Nets....

Antetokounmpo's 35 points lead Bucks past Thunder

Nov. 10, 2019 11:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo couldn't contain his frustration after a subpar first half. Somewhere between the court and the locker room, the Milwaukee Bucks star kicked — and destroyed — a sign with a Thunder logo that is part of a temporary barrier. The reigning league MVP...

Sabonis scores 21 as Pacers rally past Magic 109-102

Nov. 10, 2019 10:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even without injured stars Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers are managing to pile up wins. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, and Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Wareen each scored 19 to help the Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 109-102 on Sunday for...

Embiid scores 18, leads 76ers past Hornets 114-106

Nov. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons watched the 76ers' game in street clothes, bothered by a shoulder injury but feeling downright sunny about their chances after a rough road trip. "I feel great," Simmons said. "Woke up on a beautiful Sunday, excited to see my team play." The 76ers were delighted to give an...

Jokic, Nuggets hold on for 100-98 overtime win over Wolves

Nov. 10, 2019 7:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One game after a team-record comeback, the Denver Nuggets allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to nearly do the same. Nikola Jokic saved Denver each time. Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on...

Heat suspend guard Dion Waiters for 10 games

Nov. 10, 2019 5:13 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters has been handed a 10-game suspension by the Miami Heat, with the team citing multiple examples of conduct detrimental to the team as the reason for his second banishment of the season. The suspension was announced Sunday. It comes three days after Waiters, according to a person...